The Wonderful Towers of Watts

The Wonderful Towers of Watts One man s monument to his neighborhood

  • Title: The Wonderful Towers of Watts
  • Author: Patricia Zelver Frané Lessac
  • ISBN: 9781590782552
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback
  • One man s monument to his neighborhood.

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    1. It s nice that this picture books draws attention to Sabato Rodia s Towers of Watts, which I don t think are well known outside of California I would have preferred had the book contained , and importantly, accurate information I understand the impulse to make history inspiring for children I m okay with a degree of selectivity in retellings, but to me this went too far in the direction of stretching the truth in making it sound like Rodia s neighbors were friendly and supportive, when in fac [...]



    2. Another good book about Simon Rodia and the Watts Towers, which I have long loved and recently visited again Zelver tells a straightforward story of Simon Rodia and his incredible artwork, and Lessac s almost childlike, na f paintings are a nice complement to her words.


    3. This is a direct, straight forward book about, as the title says, the Watts Towers.It doesn t condescend to the reader or listener The story is told without any cloying sweetness, and without any enforced sympathy.I can t say how refreshing this treatment can be


    4. Kids love REAL stories This one is a true story of a man with an interesting hobby fettish for building towers It turns out there really was a Simon Rodia and he built so many amazing things there is now a center called The Watts Towers Arts Center I want to visit it the next time I m in LA


    5. I love Frane Lessac s pictures wonderful colors and very expressive This story is perfect for her outsider style Unfortunately it s the kind of book you ll be able to find in a garage sale or your local library s book sale What do people know


    6. any childrens book that is about outsider artists is for me great illustrations and story about a great man.


    7. The story of Simon Rodia, immigrant and amateur, who followed his artistic vision and created the landmark Watts Towers of Los Angeles.


    8. I didn t even realize this was based on a true story until I looked it up afterwards I think this would be a good book for children interested in art.



    9. Simon Rodia was an Italian immigrant who lived in Watts, a poor neighborhood just outside of Los Angeles Every evening, he brought home a bag of broken tiles from the tilery where he worked On weekends, he roamed the local area, collecting bottles, pottery shards and broken mirrors Then, using concrete and trash, Old Sam began building something strange and amazing in his backyard He worked on his masterpieces for over thirty three years, building in all kinds of weather, high off the ground wit [...]


    10. A bit dry The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E.L Konigsburg is a young adult book based along the lines of this real story.


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